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Happy physicians deliver better care and better outcomes. That’s why you can’t afford not to advocate for yourself.

Simply Worth It helps female physicians like you get the comp package you want, deliver great care, & stay in practice longer.

Hosted by Linda Street, board-certified Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist & life coach specializing in physician negotiations. 

Simply Worth It: Physician Negotiations with Dr. Linda Street Doctor Podcast Network

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Happy physicians deliver better care and better outcomes. That’s why you can’t afford not to advocate for yourself.

Simply Worth It helps female physicians like you get the comp package you want, deliver great care, & stay in practice longer.

Hosted by Linda Street, board-certified Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist & life coach specializing in physician negotiations. 

    Grin & Bear It or Plan Your Exit? 3 Things You Can Do When Your Job Stops Aligning With Your Integrity

    Grin & Bear It or Plan Your Exit? 3 Things You Can Do When Your Job Stops Aligning With Your Integrity

    A job that aligns with your integrity is just as important as a job that pays you what you’re worth, and makes you feel valued. What happens when you realize that your current job isn’t quite as aligned with you as you’d like? 
     
    If participating in the culture of an organization compromises your integrity, that’s a steep price to pay in the name of being employed, and you have every right to make a change.
     
    So if you find yourself feeling a misalignment between you and your job, how do you deal with it so you can start liking where you work again. 
     
    In this episode, I talk about how to take action when your job feels out of alignment with who you are.




    Three Things You’ll Learn In This Episode 
     
    - How to identify a misalignment between you and your job
    What are the tell-tale red flags that your job no longer aligns with you?
     
    - If it’s worth trying to changing your work environment
    What happens if your attempt to change the culture gets met with resistance and even hostility?
     
    - How to evaluate your next opportunity to avoid another toxic work environment
    If you decide to exit your job, how can you make sure the next opportunity isn’t toxic and out of alignment on the front end?

    • 25 min
    The Power of Career Escape Hatches & Alternative Income Sources (Even If You Love Your Job)

    The Power of Career Escape Hatches & Alternative Income Sources (Even If You Love Your Job)

    If 2020 taught us anything, it’s that we can’t control what happens in our day jobs. 
     
    Our leverage is only as strong as our next best alternative. Building options and creative escape hatches into our lives gives us more confidence, freedom and a cushion in case things go wrong. There are many ways to create alternative sources of income and employment so that we never feel stuck or limited. 
     
    What are some of the ways to further monetize our skills or even tap into our non-clinical hobbies? How do we create an escape hatch without seeming flighty or uncommitted? 
     
    In this episode, I talk about the power of career escape hatches, and how to use them to feel more empowered.




    Three Things You’ll Learn In This Episode 
     
    - The power of having a financial buffer or career backup
    Why is it so important to have an escape plan, even if you love your job?
     
    - How to create a non-clinical escape hatch
    Our clinical skill set isn’t the only thing we can monetize. What are some of the creative side hustles, businesses and ventures physicians have found success in outside of medicine?
     
    - Why an escape hatch gives us the confidence to leave a bad situation
    Why do toxic or unhealthy job situations weigh on us a lot more when we don’t have other options in our back pockets?

    • 16 min
    “You are the CEO of You Inc”: How to Become a Negotiating Ninja by Embracing Entrepreneurship with Dr. Una

    “You are the CEO of You Inc”: How to Become a Negotiating Ninja by Embracing Entrepreneurship with Dr. Una

    At the negotiating table, we aren’t just physicians - we also have to be entrepreneurs. Even with the most excellent care and clinical skills, we have to be able to articulate the value we provide to the employer. 
     
    If you want to show up better, sway people to your opinion, and get paid what you’re worth - thinking like an entrepreneur is critical - in fact, we can’t afford not to in today’s healthcare landscape. 
     
    How you’re perceived and how much you can earn is completely up to you, and if you think like the CEO of “You Inc” instead of an employee, you become unstoppable. 
     
    How do we milk the most out of every opportunity by changing how we see ourselves? Why is sales an essential part of any negotiation? 
     
    In this episode, I’m joined by an entrepreneur, physician, host of the EntreMD Podcast, and Founder of the EntreMD Business School, Dr. Una. She shares why physicians need to embrace entrepreneurship and how it positions you for success.



    Three Things You’ll Learn In This Episode 
     
    - The power of doing your homework and uncovering pain points ahead of time
    If we want people to say yes to us, we have to position ourselves as a solution to their problems. How do we tap into the only frequency they care about?
     
    - Why you need to act like the CEO of your own brand
    Not embracing entrepreneurship isn’t just limiting, it’s dangerous. Why do we have to start seeing ourselves as business owners, especially right NOW.

    - What makes people want to pay us what we’re worth
    How do we overwhelm our employers with value so they have no choice to keep us and pay us more?
     
     
    Guest Bio 
     
    Dr. Una is an entrepreneur, physician, host of the EntreMD Podcast, and Founder of the EntreMD Business School. In the process of building her multi-site pediatric practice, Dr. Una developed a love for entrepreneurship and has since built other thriving businesses as well. 
     
    Over the years, she has learned that being a doctor and an entrepreneur do not have to be mutually exclusive. Now she is a better doctor and she has a greater impact on the healthcare industry because she is an entrepreneur. 
     
    Dr. Una helps other physicians and dentists build profitable businesses that give them the prestige, money and freedom they have worked so hard for. 

    For more information visit https://entremd.com and listen to the EntreMD podcast on your platform of choice.

    • 27 min
    Networking + Negotiation: The Winning Combination That Will Further Your Goals & Tilt Leverage in Your Favor

    Networking + Negotiation: The Winning Combination That Will Further Your Goals & Tilt Leverage in Your Favor

    In a successful negotiation, you need goodwill, relationships and positive bias working in your favor, but you can’t build those things overnight. 
     
    They are the fruits of deliberate networking and relationship-building. 
     
    We’re more likely to get great opportunities when we foster and strengthen connections with other physicians on a consistent basis. 
     
    What makes networking such a powerful negotiation tool? 
     
    In this episode, you’ll learn how to improve your negotiating outcomes by deepening your connections in the industry, and where to begin if you’ve been in your own bubble.




    Three Things You’ll Learn In This Episode 
     
    - How to leverage your network
    An important part of preparing for negotiation is gathering information, and understanding what the other side values. Why is this so much easier when you’ve been actively networking?
     
    - Why networking builds up your reputation
    How do we foster a pre-existing positive connotation through networking?
     
    - How mentors and allies bring us closer to our goals
    What are some of the creative ways to activate the reciprocity that will further your career?

    • 14 min
    Negotiating Strategies for Grads: Why You Don’t Have to Settle Because You’re New w/Dr. Janeeka Benoit

    Negotiating Strategies for Grads: Why You Don’t Have to Settle Because You’re New w/Dr. Janeeka Benoit

    When you’re hunting for a job straight out of training you’re taught to be grateful for whatever opportunity is on the table, and sign on the dotted line, no questions asked. Why ruffle feathers when you’re lucky to be getting hired at all?
     
    It’s a flawed mindset, but one that’s very common in medicine, and holds us back from getting a job that serves us.
     
    The truth is: negotiation is as much a necessity for grads and new attendings as it is for seasoned physicians with years of experience.
     
    Today, I’m joined by a physician who is a shining example of why you don’t have to settle just because you're new to the field. How was she able to shift her mindset and advocate for herself? Why do we need to stop seeing ourselves as less deserving of opportunity because we’re new?
     
    In this episode, Dr. Janeeka Benoit shares the negotiation wins she has had because of a dramatic change in mindset.



    Three Things You’ll Learn In This Episode 
     
    - Why you don’t have to settle because you’re a new attending
    When you’re fresh out of training, it’s easy to think that you lack the experience and clinical acumen to negotiate for yourself. How can you flip what you see as a weakness into a strength?
     
    - How to approach negotiation with an abundance mindset
    You are more than your clinical acumen. Why do we need to focus on the unique and valuable things you bring as a human in addition to your skills and training?

    - Why we shouldn’t expect the first job to be perfect
    How can new grads experience flexibility and autonomy by taking a different career path?
     
     
    Guest Bio 
     
    Dr. Janeeka Benoit is a Board Certified Internal Medicine & Sports Medicine Physician. She is passionate about caring for not only the athletic population, but also passionate about teaching the general population on how to live healthier lives by restoring and maintaining their physical function through exercise.
     
    To learn more about Dr. Benoit’s mission to help patients use exercise as medicine, follow her on Instagram @medfitdo.
    https://www.instagram.com/medfitdo/

    • 26 min
    Activating the Law of Reciprocity in Your Negotiation & Using an Innate Social Construct to Your Advantage

    Activating the Law of Reciprocity in Your Negotiation & Using an Innate Social Construct to Your Advantage

    Reciprocity is a social construct that goes back centuries, and it’s so innate in us that it feels like second nature. 
     
    It’s also a powerful tool in a negotiation. 
     
    When someone gives us something, this built-in need for us to do something for them in return is triggered, and it makes it easier to come to an agreement that satisfies both sides of a negotiation. 
     
    Behaviorally, how does reciprocity lay the groundwork for a successful negotiation? How do we prepare for a negotiation with reciprocity in mind? 
     
    In this episode, I talk about how one social construct can impact your ability to get a deal that reflects your value.




    Three Things You’ll Learn In This Episode 
     
    - Why reciprocity makes us kinder and more more considerate 
    How does reciprocity make human beings more friendly and cooperative? 
     
    - How to use reciprocity to get a deal you’re thrilled with 
    The law of reciprocity presents the perfect opportunity to stretch what we’re asking for, but how do we make sure that stretch goal isn’t too unreasonable? 
     
    - How to create more harmony in a negotiation 
    If we’re focused on reciprocity, it’s easier for both sides to find common ground and shrink areas of disagreement. What strategies can we use to zone in on the areas where our needs intersect?
     

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

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77 Ratings

Docmfm ,

so prepared

so helpful as i’m searching for my first job. I feel so prepared!

myfnusername ,

Please stop saying “right” so much

It’s so distracting. Otherwise great content

anesdoc2021 ,

Helped me get a raise

Just incorporating what I learned on this podcast I was able to get a substantial raise in my renegotiation. If you’re negotiating you have to listen

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